Google Inc.’s Seoul office was raided by South Korea’s antitrust regulator as part of a probe into whether the owner of the world’s largest search engine unfairly blocked competitors in the mobile-search market, a person familiar with the investigation said.
Huawei Technologies Co., China’s largest maker of phone equipment, got word out about its new MediaPad tablet computer by creating a page on a site where Web users in the Asian nation are forbidden to go: www.facebook.com.
China Mobile Ltd. , the world’s largest mobile-phone operator by users, will replace Chairman Wang Jianzhou with the nation’s vice minister of technology as part of an industry leadership overhaul, Caijing reported.
The Great Firewall of China has helped the government block websites from the Falun Gong to Twitter Inc. for years in the world’s most censored Internet market. He Xin recently discovered how to bypass the restrictions.
Skype Technologies SA, the world’s largest carrier of international phone calls, said its services in China remain operational after the country said it’s cracking down on “illegal” Internet phone companies.
Google Inc. said it won the renewal of its Web-service license in China, defusing a six-month standoff with the government over censorship that threatened the company’s operations in the world’s biggest Internet market.
Internet users in China were unable to search for content about Egypt on microblog services offered by companies including Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Sina Corp. , as anti-government protests escalated in the Middle Eastern nation.